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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Work News

Not very much happened yesterday. Just our normal routine of work here at our volunteer job at Otter Springs Campground. This weekend will be the busiest we've had since we arrived...quite a few arrivals coming so we had plenty of site checks to do. This consists of making sure each site has a table and firepit, and that the firepits are cleaned out. It has also been very windy, and a lot of the trees have been shedding dead branches and palm fronds. So we spent the afternoon moving the debris out of the campground and over to the burn pile.

We are officially returning to Amazon in October. Our personnel manager Kelly had called on Wednesday to re-interview us, and has sent the paperwork we need. It's interesting, in the interview this year they must read you the physical requirements of the job and you must answer a series of questions relating to these requirements. We suspect that is because last year the paper was among the job proposal paperwork that they sent us, but based on many people's attitudes towards the job once we got there, they must not have  read this sheet, or at the very least, didn't believe it :-). The most wearing part of the job is standing on your feet for the entire shift, but if you're reasonably healthy and in decent shape, most folks will survive. It's not forever, only a few weeks and then you're done. There's always light at the end of the tunnel :-).

Our other job news is about Colorado. Joan, the owner of Chalk Creek Campground, called yesterday and gave us the news that they have sold the campgound. Now, we didn't know that it had been up for sale, and there was a brief moment of concern, but she was calling to assure us that the new owners were wonderful people, leaving everything exactly the way it is, and were honoring the work contracts in place, and looking forward to having us come in for the summer. Whew! I thought for a few minutes there that I would have to go on the job hunt again! We also were able to speak with the new owner, Tamara, and she did sound happy to hear from us and glad we were coming in for the summer. So we are still on track for departure from Florida right after Easter, westerward-ho.

That's about it for today. I'm trying to write more frequently again, but the reports will most likely be a bit shorter :-). That's probably good news for readers :-). Have a great day!

11 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading the post short or long... Glad your job at the campground was all intact.
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  2. We enjoy your blog, long or short, keep writing please. Glad all the jobs are working out.

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  3. This is Judy Mott (Travels with Dick and Judy) and both Dick and I enjoy reading your blog. It has convinced us that we do NOT want to work for Amazon! LOL!! Y'all will be just west of Colorado Springs, and we will be in Estes Park (May 10-October 1, 2012). It would be great to meet y'all, so please let us know if you get a chance to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park while "in the area" or have a chance for us to meet mid-way.

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    1. Thanks Judy, we do plan on visiting Rocky Mountain National Park at some point and will love to meet you. Please send me a link to your blog, I couldn't find it!

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  4. Harry and I hope to work for Amazon next year ('13) - I am hoping the house sells soon enough so that we can get the job in place early.

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    1. Please feel free to write to me if you have any questions about working at Amazon, we'll be happy to help and put you in touch with our recruiter. And please give our names as referrals, they give a bonus for us referring workers ;-)!

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  5. What a great feeling to have everything between now and next winter all set up. Actually I guess you even have next winter set. What an organizer you are!

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  6. Glad you like Sugarmill. Back to East hampton on Wednesday for a week and then here for six or eight weeks. really glad that you like the park. Great spot and better volunteers. We are in the Sugarmill book which you can get from the aframe. Would enjoy meeting your family.

    Stuyvie

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    1. Thanks! I have your number in my phone and will call in a couple of weeks. It is good to see folks from back home!

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  7. Hi! It's Dave from Waldenwoods again! Very sorry to hear you're not going to be at Waldenwoods this summer. We will defiantly miss you two!

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